More than 70 percent of Rhode Island’s jobs require a post-secondary degree, a qualification less than half of adult Rhode Islanders have, but Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has put forward a new initiative to help close that gap.
The New England Institute of Technology announced it is now offering a fully online master of public health program, which is targeted to working professionals who need flexibility to complete courses around their work schedules and want to access the round-the-clock technical support via phone, email or chat.
In its first move in three months, Rhode Island’s Current Conditions Index fell to 67 in November from its 2016 high of 75 in October, according to University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro.
A 365-page report detailing the 1778 Siege of Newport, a battle fought from opposing hills in Middletown that became one of the largest military operations of the American Revolution, is the result of a collaboration between students at Salve Regina University and the Middletown Historical Society.